Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1 Released, Lets You Sync With Roland Drum Machines

Joey Santos
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Last updated 7 March, 2019


Serato has just launched Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1, the latest version of the app that includes the Serato TR-Sync feature. This lets Serato DJ sync tempos with external Roland drum machine hardware such as the TR-8S, TR-8, TR-08 and TR-09, allowing you to layer percussion and drum grooves that are automatically beatmatched while you DJ.

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The update also includes the ability to remap controls in Official Serato Accessory (OSA) kit such as the Novation Dicer and Reloop Neon, plus the ability to combine and use two different performance pad modes simultaneously. Finally, Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1 also adds the Reloop RP-8000Mk2 as an Official Serato Accessory.

We’ve been messing around with the Roland TR-8S on its own and found it to be great fun to use, and we’re thrilled by the live performance and improvisational possibilities that syncing it with tracks in Serato DJ can bring. As mentioned, Serato TR-Sync also works with other Roland drum machine kit like the TR-08 and TR-09. We also think the ability to create custom mappings for OSA controllers is a welcome addition to the Serato DJ feature set.

• Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1 is available now. Check the Serato DJ site for more details.

What are your thoughts on this update? Keen on trying out TR-Sync? How would you use it in a performance? Let us know below.

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